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May. 12th, 2012

is it june yet?

I keep thinking about what I'll do if i get rejected from all of the schools i applied to. every person i work with will ask me one by one like they keep doing, and over and over again I'll have to explain that "no, i did not get into any of the programs". Not looking forward to the looks of pity and the "it's alright, there's always next year!". i was thinking if i don't get in anywhere, I'll just never show up to work again, move in with my boyfriend, and get a job near him. but i promised not to leave this job until she passed away. she thinks she only has weeks left. i think she probably has months. Maybe even a year. but i know she hopes it will be soon.

Anyway..after i rushed my ass to get all my application information in, they extended the deadline and now rejection and acceptance letters won't be mailed out until the 25th. twiddling my thumbs until then i suppose.

Oct. 12th, 2011

Mississippi Personhood Amendment

Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.

Jun. 25th, 2011

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loud noises make me feel anxious and upset. especially when they are unexpected. this is why i really wish my boyfriend would not beep his horn while i'm walking to the door of his car


Jun. 17th, 2011

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This is me my freshman year of high school. i restricted, i exercised every day.

I am now over 210 lbs. and i haven't looked at this picture in a year ago. up until now, i thought this picture was absolutely disgusting. my thoughts on that picture up until now were "i can't believe i wore that dress, look at all my fat, why did i even bother going to prom, i must have ruined his prom by even being in his pictures"

look at me though....i was not fat...at all...how could i have possible though that??? now i am fat. if i could go back in time i would appreciate that body all day long everyday

sorry about all the eating disorder complaining guys, i'm just going through some shit right now.

INSURANCE IS PAYING FOR 100% OF MY INTENSIVE OUT-PATIENT PROGRAM. on monday i am meeting up with one of my moms friends who has the same disorder i do and has been in recovery for many many years. i think i'm finally on the road to recovery.
i hope.

Mar. 4th, 2011

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